Toluca Lake Dental Implant Dentist Office Offers Dental Implant Replacement Teeth to Support Oral Health

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 29, 2013

When patients lose teeth prematurely they often feel upset that their smiles look incomplete. However, the health problems that can result from tooth loss are equally distressing, and patients should take steps to avoid dental disease and deterioration associated with missing teeth.

When an adult patient loses a tooth, the structure of his or her smile is compromised. The resulting hole in the patient’s smile can lead the remaining teeth to shift along the gum line or become crooked. Additionally, because the tooth root no longer supports the bone tissue, a patient’s jawbone will actually begin to deteriorate over time. Diminished bone density can contribute to further tooth loss down the road.

Our Toluca Lake dentists often recommend dental implants to restore the appearance of the smile while supporting overall oral health. Dental implants are replacement teeth that are grounded in the jawbone—they actually have a titanium root that replaces the missing natural tooth root. Therefore, once the implant is inserted your mouth benefits from both a replacement tooth root and a replacement tooth.

Because the dental implant effectively fills the space previously occupied by the natural tooth, you don’t have to worry about your natural teeth shifting around. The dental implant helps maintain the shape of your smile, even if you’ve had previous orthodontic treatment.

The titanium root also bonds to the natural bone, helping your jawbone stay strong and healthy. Because the implant’s titanium root actually connects to the bone tissue (through a process called osseointegration), your bone tissue is supported.

Dental implants are designed like natural teeth in order to help you avoid many of the common problems associated with tooth loss. If you’d like to learn more about how dental implants work, or schedule your own consultation with our Toluca Lake dental implant dentists, give us a call today!